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CTMH Joyful Tidings {Workshops Your Way}

CTMH WYW Joyful Tidings with You Are Here Cricut bundle snowflake | Gold Foil paper | Vellum | CTMH Beary Christmas | handmade Christmas card

Joyful Tidings was one of my favorite stamps in CTMH’s Holiday Expressions and this card was a big hit at my Christmas card workshop this past week. Included in the Workshops Your Way (WYW) kits, are two card layouts that work perfectly with the stamps, papers and extra goodies that come in the kit. Because I was making this card 3 times for close to 20 people, I changed it up just a bit – so I used the layout and switched the papers. Oh, and for stars I used snowflakes! I love this card.

CTMH WYW Joyful Tidings and Buffalo Plaid embossing folder with vellum snowflakes and gold foil paper

Buffalo Plaid is really popular right now and CTMH is carrying a Buffalo Plaid embossing folder in the Holiday Expressions – which is good until December 31st.

CTMH supplies for this card:  Joyful Tidings Workshop Your Way kit, Beary Christmas paper pack and matching cardstock, Gold Foil paper, Grass ink, Buffalo Plaid embossing folder, Banner thin cuts, You are Here Cricut bundle 

CTMH The Thought That Counts


CTMH supplies: The Thought that Counts stamp set, Beary Christmas paper pack, Silver Glitter paper, Tag thin cut bundle

This card makes me want to clap! I love it. It’s sassy but not too sassy – know what I mean? If you like these types of sentiments, you MUST check out CTMH’s The Thought that Counts stamp set. It comes with 22 stamps and is just $13.95. You can make lots of tags with this set but I see scrapbooking and of course, cards in it’s future too!

CTMH The Thought That Counts and Beary Christmas paper | CAS Christmas card | snarky but fun sentiments

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This was just one of the cards my Hostess Club members made this month. I had a marathon Christmas card class on Monday and Tuesday and will be sharing those cards over the next few days. Everyone loved the selection and I think they had a good time!

Don’t forget that CTMH’s Holiday Expressions retires at the end of December so you don’t want to miss your favorites! Plus, right now they are having a FUN fundamentals sale and there are some great patterns and colors to stock up on! If you spend $50 – you can get the Stamp of the Month, Through the Years for just $5!

Through the Years S1711 stamp of the month

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heARTful stamping challenge winners!


Today I am kicking off day 1 of my Christmas card workshop! I still have to get some cake baked before everyone arrives so this will be short and sweet! I’ve been using a LOT of the Beary Christmas and Silver and Gold holiday paper packs from CTMH for my cards. But, I love this display of the Silver and Gold papers – they totally work for ALL year round. I guess that’s why CTMH paired these papers with the November stamp of the month – Through the Year. Brilliant!

And now on to last week’s heARTful stamping challenge winners – plus our prize winner!

Congrats to Lovely Linda! You won my burlap ribbon prize and please send me your mailing address…

and for our Top 3 winners…

7. Vinita Jain
19. Deonna B
27. Zora

Congratulations to the winners. Please grab your blog badge and I hope you’ll be back for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge!

heARTful stamping challenge – Anything Goes!

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Nov 5 – Nov 12

Wow!  We had a lot of folks participate last week in our challenge — I hope you will consider playing along with this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge.   There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  I bought some extra burlap ribbon for my fall wreath making class and I think you will love it!  The prize winner will be announced on Monday…

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi has been really busy taking care of her Mother’s estate and so I was surprised (but thrilled!) when she was able to send me a card this week.  Am I lucky to have her on my design team or what?!?  This is a beautiful, masculine card.  I just love how Cyndi used the feather from CTMH’s September Stamp of the Month – Thankful for You, as the background.  The sentiment is from there as well.  The moose is from CTMH’s current stamp set called Nature’s Wish.

CTMH Nature's Wish and Thankful for You STOM

CTMH supplies:  Nature’s Wish stamp set, Thankful for You September STOM

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My card came out about when I was playing with the Punny Pals stamp set – it was featured in CTMH Share a Smile campaign last month and so I’ve had a hard time putting it away!  After I colored the lion with copics, I thought the Falling for You paper scraps I had would match him perfectly…and they did.  I finished it off with a sentiment from CTMH’s Stronger Together stamp set.  This is the set where they are donating 100% of the sales to the Red Cross – it’s not too late to get your set and make a difference!

CTMH Punny Pals (Operation Smile stamp set) and Stronger Together (all proceeds go to the Red Cross) | Falling for You paper pack | Fall card

CTMH supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set and thin cut dies (Oct only), Stronger Together stamp set,  Falling for You paper pack, Banner thin cut die

 I hope you join us!

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit 
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!


CTMH November Specials


What better way to start the long winter with a nice supply of papers and complements?! It’s a perfect way to tackle your scrapbooking and cardmaking needs. What I love about CTMH’s papers is that the scale is just right for both cardmaking and scrapping. The only hard part? Deciding which side of the paper to use! ha ha…but with this FUNdamentals sale – double up and you will never have to chose.

Seriously though – if you have NOT tried Close To My Hearts papers yet….now is the time.  No more excuses with this great sale!  Want to save even more?  Think about hostessing a party – you can earn $25 in free products (or more!).  Ask me how!

CTMH’s November Stamp of the Month is called Through the Year. Just like the fundamentals – it’s perfect for cardmaking AND scrapbooking! You can buy it for retail at $17.95 or, if you have a $50 order or more, it’s just $5!


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